>U Mom Knows Best: December 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Time For A New Start

Christmas is over and we have all blown our healthy eating and have not exercised. I have not exercised for over a week as company was here and it has been cold outside. I also have been eating more sweets as they are there in the house. I am not one for making New Year's resolutions,so I will call it "my new plan of action." I will be bringing in the new year with healthy habits. Today I will be lazy but tomorrow I will throw away my excuses and just do it.I will bundle up and get outside for a walk. I know the walk will refresh me to want to eat healthy. I will also freeze all those Christmas goodies so they are not there for me to eat. I already went to the store and stocked up on fruits and veggies. Now I need to use them. For New Years eve I will be making some sushi with brown rice and  wrap it in swiss chard leaves that I steamed. I know for most people that is too healthy, but by adding healthy food to your diet one day you too will enjoy it. So today I encourage you to try a new healthy food like fruits and veggies. Go to the store and choose something you have never tried. Then make a new dish with it. My favorite is spinach pizza. Or just do something as simple as eating a apple instead of chips. Make small changes as they are easier than the big ones. Take a walk,even a couple times around the block does your body good. Work up to 20-30 minutes a day of exercise. This will be the year you will do good for your body. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Colortime Crafts

My boys received a wonderful craft kit from Colortime crafts from Santa. It was a pillow case that they could color. My boys were excited to color the pillowcase. I at first thought this was going to be a messy project with paint markers so I delayed them from doing the project. I was wrong about the mess as when I opened the markers they were just like markers and not paint. After reading the directions I found out that  the craft project dried right away and could be washed right away as the markers were permanent markers that had a long shelf life. The cool thing is the markers wash off hands and are non toxic. The colors will not fade and are chlorine resistant(pool water will not affect the fabric. Colortime sells tee shirts,bandanas,and totes in addition to the pillowcase kits.
 My boys had fun coloring their pillowcase and it was easy for them to do.

The only prep work I had to do was place newspaper inside the pillowcase and on the table. To get more information go to www.colortime.com

"These opinions are my own and I was give a craft project to review to make my blog post."

Premama Prenatal Vitamin and A Giveaway

I have found a wonderful prenatal vitamin for all you prego ladies out there or those who are trying to become pregnant. Premama prenatal vitamin is a great flavorless powder supplement that you mix in juice or water. I wish this was around when I was pregnant(been there six times)as it is easy to digest compared to those horse pills the doctors prescribe. Premama even has ginger root in it to reduce nausea. I love the way it comes in a tube that is divided into two equally divided does which makes it easier to take. I mixed the powder into my orange juice and it did not change the taste of my juice. The powder dissolved very well in the juice also. 

Here is the nutritional facts on Premama and you can see it has great stuff in it.
Serving Size: 2g Servings per Container: 30
Amount per Serving
Calories: 6Cal from Fat: 0.4
% Daily Value†
Total Fat 0 g0%
Total Carb 1 g0%
Protein 0 g0%
Vitamin D3 400 IU as Cholecalciferol USP-FCC100%
Biotin 0.4 mg USP133%
Folic Acid 0.8 mg USP100%
Vitamin B12 8 mcg as Cyanocobalamin130%
Vitamin B2 1.4 mg as Riboflavin82%
Vitamin B6 1.2 mg as Pyridoxine HCl60%
Proprietary Iron Blend 10 mg56%
Calcium 100 mg as Calcium Lactate, FCC10%
Magnesium 65 mg as Magnesium Citrate, Anhydrous, USP16%
Choline 20 mg Choline Bitartrate, USP-FCC+
Coenzyme Q10 10 mg+
DHA 10 mg as Docosahexaenoic Acid+
Ginger Root Powder 80 mg+
Non-Medical Ingredients: Milk, Soybean, Maltodextrin. † Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.+ Daily Value (DV) not established.
For more information and to order Premama go to http://www.drinkpremama.com/

Premama wants to give one of my readers a chance to win a thirty day supply of Premama. Just enter below and good luck.

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"These opinions are my own and I was sent product to review."

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Just Get up and Move

Everybody needs exercise but some days we want to stay on the couch. We have our excuses like "it's cold outside" "I am tired" and "I don't have time." Well today get rid of those excuse and just do it. I have those days of excuses also,like yesterday when it was cold and windy outside. So what did I do?  I put on some music and danced. My kids love when I do that as they join in. We put on Christmas music and marched in place. Then we did other silly moves for 30 minutes. Once I got started(that's the hard part) I felt good and wanted to workout.
 So today I encourage you to move,even 10 minutes does a body good. I will bundle up today and go for a walk. Once I get going I might even run. 

Bringing in a Healthy New Year

I am starting a new theme on my blog next year. With a new year so many people want to lose weight and I want to help people reach that goal. My friends know me as a healthy person and ask me how I keep in shape. I will be giving my readers simple tips and advice on how to change their eating and exercise habits. I will be teaching about how to live a healthy life. I want people to succeed in losing and keeping off the weight. So I hope you join me and also I love to answer questions.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Purex Baby Detergent and Giveaway

As a mom you want the best for your baby,thanks to Purex that does not mean spending a fortune on baby-safe products. Purex Baby detergent costs less than the leading brands but delivers the same quality and results. Purex Baby detergent is sensitive on baby's skin but removes stubborn baby stains. I received a bottle of Purex Baby detergent to sample on my little ones clothes. My little ones may be 4 and 6 years old but they have sensitive skin. I don't want them breaking out in a rash from harsh chemicals. They also make messes on their clothes so I want a detergent that gets out stains. I already use Purex laundry detergents so I know that they work well on stains. I put the Purex Baby detergent to the test that day on my boys laundry.

I was impressed that the detergent was hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested. My boy's clothes came out bright and clean with a nice baby fragrance. So why spend more money when Purex Baby detergent delivers the same results.  For more info go to www.purex.com/products/detergents/baby

Now for the fun part! I have two coupons for free Purex Baby Detergent so you can try it. Just enter on the form and good luck!

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Purex provided me with a sample of Purex Babyy detergent in exchange for a product review. However,all the opinons expressed here are my own.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Kurrenci, the universal coupon

As editor of ___Mom Knows Best___ it is my passion, job and duty to bring you the best deals available on the world wide web. We have all made it our mission to never accept the starting price on anything, and always search for the best deals. But, what if I told you there was a start-up that is changing everything and developing a way to get you the best possible deals WITHOUT the hunting, cutting and spam! I am happy to introduce you to Kurrenci.com the internet’s very first universal coupon.

Here’s how it works... You sign up for a free account. Next, you fund your account the same way you would with paypal, accept with Kurrenci there are more options and it’s way easier and fun. Then, you visit any shop that accepts Kurrenci, or you can simply search by product on Kurrenci.com. When you’re ready to checkout, you will see the amazing discount you get by paying with Kurrenci! The store owner makes your dollar worth more! Some days your dollar will be worth 1.15, some days 1.50 it all depends on what rate the store owner sets it to. But it can only go up! So you are basically always getting way more bang for your buck, without the coupon! It’s more valuable money!
At first this sounds too good to be true, but it’s not, they already have several sites accepting Kurrenci! See skincareheaven, babybot, voilaccezzories, babybot and others!
So go to Kurrenci.com today, and sign up for your free account!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

CoverGirl Blastflipstick

Covergirl has a new cool lipstick and I received some to try fro Bzzagent. They are the new Blastflipsticks.
These are cool double sided lipsticks -one side for day and the other for night. The blastflipstick has two shades on it. You can wear them separately or combine them to get a wonderful look. I love that they have two shades on them and I only have to carry one lipstick with me. One side is creamy and the other side is shimmery to make your lips look wonderful. The Blastflipsticks come in 13 wonderful shades
  • Whisper: Taupe and pearl pink shades
  • Pucker: Light berry and lilac shades
  • Glimmer: Dark berry and soft pink shades
  • Flashy: Dark berry and lilac shades
  • Vixen: Burgundy and pearl pink shades
  • Perky: Bright pink and light pink shades
  • Tease: Red and gold shades
  • Cheeky: Bright pink and peach shades
  • Stunner: Bright pink and gold shades
  • Snap: Taupe and sand shades
  • Smooch: Copper and sand shades
  • Minx: Deep brown and gold shades
  • Intense: Deep berry and taupe shades
For more information on these wonderful lipsticks go to  covergirl.com and facebook.com/covergirl

Sunday, December 9, 2012

My Wins This Week

I love entering contests as it is so awesome when I win. Last week my family and I went to the Twinkle Light parade in Albuquerque and while we were there I entered some contests at some radio station booths. I won    
4 tickets to the River of lights and 5 tickets to see Sesame Street Live.  I was so happy! We were planning to go to the River of lights and this saved my family 30.00! The Sesame Street Live win was a great prize as I would never paid that kind of money to see the show. The tickets were 26.00 each.
Last night we braved the cold weather and had an awesome time looking at all the lights. Tonight we we able  to take the boys to see Sesame Street characters in person. My boys loved the show and I felt very blessed to be at the show. God is good! Entering contests does take time, but it is worth it to me when I win big sometimes. You can't win if you don't enter.

Friday, December 7, 2012

White Elephant Gifts

I love white elephant gift exchanges as they are so much fun! Last night my church leadership group and I had a white elephant gift exchange. We had so much fun laughing at all the weird gifts. Each gift that was unwrapped was more goofy than the last. The gift that I ended up with was these cool slippers. They are too big for my feet but I love they way they look. Thanks for the slippers! Other silly gifts were a video of a fireplace(no need for heat) a redneck calender(we had fun reading from that) and a basket ball hoop that you placed on your head.

The best gift was a in shower foot washer.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty Giveaway is Back!

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty Holiday Gifts for 2012

It's back! Melissa & Doug have brought back their Terrific Twenty List & Giveaway. What does that mean? It means you can win great holiday gifts from Melissa & Doug's Terrific Twenty list. To enter go to entry form and good luck!
  For more information about the Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty list, click here
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